How To Pan-Fry Fish
Fresh, fried fish will be cooked to perfection in just 15 minutes with this simple three-step process.
Natalie's Cajun-Seasoned Pan-Fried Tilapia
Flavor budget-friendly tilapia fillets with Cajun (or Creole) seasoning, dredge in flour and cornmeal, and pan fry for a quick-cooking weeknight meal.
Step 1: Prepare Fish
Sprinkle fish with seasoning. Combine remaining seasoning, self-rising flour, and cornmeal. Dredge fish in mixture, and shake off excess.
Step 2: Melt Butter and Oil in Skillet
Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. (Oil burns at a higher heat than butter, so combining the two prevents the butter from burning.)
Step 3: Cook Fish
Add fish to pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork.
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